TFI Alum ‘Evolution of a Criminal’ Wins Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame

The Full Frame Documentary Festival announced its jury winners today and 2008 Tribeca All Access® grantee, Evolution of a Criminal, has been awarded the festival's Grand Jury prize.

The film, directed by Darius Clark Monroe and executive produced by Spike Lee, follows Monroe as he retraces the moment that changed his life. An honor student as a teen, Monroe's family had money woes, so he and his friends decided to rob a suburban Houston bank. Monroe did three years in prison. In Evolution of a Criminal, Monroe returns home and looks back on his actions, including interviews with family, friends, prosecutors and even victims of the crime.

The film had its premiere earlier this year at SXSW. We'll be certain to keep you updated on when you can see this film next.

We're also happy to announce that Margaret Brown's doc The Great Invisible (2011 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund alum), which won Best Documentary at SXSW, took home the Environmental Award at Full Frame.

Learn more about the film from this piece Brown wrote for us leading up to SXSW.